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    The polite I think this chap's bicycle is setup in a way I would not do myself thread

    After seeing the Jackass thread was closed, I realized that the problem was with the low-brow title. So I thought that maybe we can be a bit more subjective with this sort of needed thread, because we all see bikes with peculiar setups and it is nice to share the reasons for this.

    I think this kind of thread is useful because you can learn a lot about how not to setup your bike, but in a way that is fun, but informative without the personal egos getting offended.

    Let me start off the way we intend to finish, with this recent new posting on the forum.



    I have no objection to conversions, and whilst this is clearly an early foray into the single speed world, I am rather curious about the saddle and handlebar heights. Maybe he/she has very short legs and likes to ride in a very upright position due to a back problem. I don't know, but I certainly would recommend raising the saddle and dropping the bars a bit.

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    SS with only a rear brake...
    and the brake cable is routed oddly.
    front QR looks like it's been tightened in the "open" position, although this can be an optical illusion.

    and it seems that the rattle can paint job was done very shoddily because the cranks and headset look like they were done together with the frame.

    the TT says it all. All those who ride this will "expire"
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
    http://sanfrancisco.ibtimes.com/arti...ger-photos.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by AEO View Post
    the TT says it all. All those who ride this will "expire"
    Careful not to get this thread closed too!

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    I thought I worded it rather politely
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
    http://sanfrancisco.ibtimes.com/arti...ger-photos.htm

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    You guys are not even getting close to the reason why the other thread was closed. As to this bike, I agree that it is a rolling death trap.

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    Then hopefully this thread will work out better then.

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    Did you get that from theb9 cyclist thread???

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    okay, that QR is definitely tightened down in the open position, I just checked my own QRs and the levers would be in the open position at that position.
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
    http://sanfrancisco.ibtimes.com/arti...ger-photos.htm

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    Old style closed cam QR levers are meant to be on the left side of the bike so that they can be closed facing rearward.

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    That bike is different than my bike.

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    Aethetics > safety.
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    because physics has more street cred than tarckstars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ianjk View Post


    Aethetics > safety.

    i was planning on duct taping a forward-facing cordless sawzall on my upper deck, but this looks easier and just as effective...
    "Let's try and keep the constructive answers in the commuting forum." --SheistyMike

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    I'm trying not to imagine coming to a sudden stop (crash) with your fingers stuck in those...
    Quote Originally Posted by Santaria View Post
    because physics has more street cred than tarckstars.

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    The polite I believe the grammar of this new thread's title is questionable at best response.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ianjk View Post


    I'm trying not to imagine coming to a sudden stop (crash) with your fingers stuck in those...
    these are great!

    Im tired of old women going slow as hell in the bike lane. With me behind them with these bars, they better sprint outta they way

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    Quote Originally Posted by AEO View Post
    SS with only a rear brake...
    Which is almost as bad as a FG with not a single brake. Like, for instance, every single bike in the Bike Porn thread.

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    The jackass thread and this one perpetuate the "I'm better than you and this is why" mentality that's is sort of bad around here. In short, it's snobish.

    The entire objective of threads like these is to find a photo of someone's bike and make fun of it. Not very productive and while you are collectively laughing "Ha ha" at someone, you can and will offend someone.

    Finally, restarting a locked thread with a slightly more PC title won't do it.

    Locked.

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